Published in Aug 2018 / Updated in Aug 2021
People often fall in love with people that are not suitable for them. They never realize the signs that tell them it isn’t meant to be until they’re madly in love and they end up broken-hearted when it ends. While every relationship is vastly different, specific toxic signs that tell you it isn’t meant to be, stay the same.
Are you falling for a guy/girl and wonder if you should pursue things further? Could the person you’re taking an interest in be the one? If your relationship shows any or all of the following signs, it might be time to ditch it before you become too invested.
1. You sacrifice too much
You find yourself giving more than you are receiving. You always plan the dates and make an effort to get together. You sacrifice your time and your money to please your partner, but you get nothing in return.
2. You argue too often
Arguing in relationships is normal, but it’s not normal to argue over every little thing. Fights start over small things and get to the point where you’re arguing, but you don’t even remember what you’re fighting over.
3. You have different ideas for money
You don’t agree on how to spend your money. Maybe you want to save for big things later in life, and the person you like wants to spend money on fun things now. They put aside bills, and end up with late fees and cancelations to spend money on other things.
4. You don’t have the same goals
You are working toward something in life, maybe having a good job or building a successful career, but your partner doesn’t seem to want to do much. You may not want kids, but they do. Any goals you have in life, if your partner wants the opposite, you may as well break up right now.
5. You don’t connect emotionally
Your love life in the bedroom might be fantastic, but you can’t express yourself comfortably. You don’t feel like you can act entirely like yourself. You find yourself diming your personality to please your partner.
If your relationship has any or all of the five traits listed above, it may just be time to pull the plug. Don’t allow yourself to fall deeper into a relationship and become too devoted to something that will not work out, and end in your heart being broken.